Tuesday, nathan had a tremendous seizure. He's had tremors on and off before, which were being treated as nerves because he was struck by lightning.
The drugs haven't been helping, and after doing some research, we've realized that he probably has epilepsy. Getting diagnosed isn't really an option (no insurance, no money), but watching him have that seizure was terrifying. I've been married two years, and have known him for 6.
He says that after doing the research, he shows all the signs. Periods of memory loss as a child, blacking out as a child for no apparent reason.
After the lightning strike, he started having tremors. They weren't bad, until about a year and a half ago, he suffered a severe trauma at work...A delivery truck he was driving rolled down a hill and nearly ran over two children. He stopped the truck, but ever since, any time he starts getting seriously emotional or stressed, he starts shaking.
Tueday, he and I had a major fight, and he started having a violent seizure. It took him nearly an hour to stop shaking. I've never seen anything so terrifying...I honestly thought he was dying. I felt so powerless.
Well, to make a long story less long, i'd like to know if there is anything I can do to ease him through these seizures. They seem to be getting worse as time goes by. Also, how to older epilepsy patients deal with it? Does it get worse with age?
I'm confused, and scared, but I think I can handle this, as long as I know what's going on.
hi my 8 year old daughter has epilepsy and it is very hard and scarry to watch someone have seizures let alone someone you love. While my daughter (tj) is having a seizure I sit with her I stroke her hair I tell her I love her and that I am there for her. When her seizures first start she can hear me but when they are full force she can not but I still talk to her. I think it helps me make it through it. I had alot of problems with insurance when she was first diagnosed also. My husbands insurance changed right after that and it then became preexisting and would not be covered and the meds are outragous and I could not afford them. The epilepsy foundation is a great place to start to see if they can help you.
Because she is a child I was able to get help through the state but even an adult can get help through them to. Good luck and if you need to talk I am here.